Besides financial information, the annual report describes IofC Australia’s programs, the supporter community that carries out much of the work, and individual stories of change.
The report highlights the work of Australians Sharing a New Story, a program of story sharing and community strengthening that launched with a three-day forum in Blacktown, New South Wales, in May 2019. Other highlights from this year’s annual report are the stories of profound personal change experienced by leaders from Australia’s South Sudanese community, and the sustainability projects developed by participants in Sprout Community and the Spiritual Ecology Leadership Program.
Paul Ntoumos, Chair of the IofC Australia board, welcomed the launch of the organisation’s five-year strategic plan after a six-month ‘listening and gathering’ process with IofCA members and operational teams. The framework, he said, will position IofC Australia to take part in shaping the future and creating momentum for action, rather than only reacting to shifts in external conditions.
IofC Australia is part of a world-wide movement that is active in some 60 countries. IofC International is incorporated in Switzerland and has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC). IofC Australia is a public company endorsed as a charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Its mission is to empower leadership for peace and trust building in communities in Australia and overseas where invited.